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Weak Windows 8 Demand Eroding PC Sales, Fujitsu President Says

December 27, 2012

Fujitsu Ltd., Japan's biggest provider of computer services, said the company will miss its annual shipment target for personal computers amid slow demand for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 operating system.

Initial appetite for the software, introduced in October, is "weak," Fujitsu President Masami Yamamoto, 58, told reporters in Tokyo yesterday. Slumping demand in Europe amid the sovereign-debt crisis will also erode sales, he said. PC deliveries for the year ending March 31 may be more than 6 million units, compared with an October estimate of 7 million, he said.

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